The only innovative feature I’ve seen in the PlayBook thus far is the use of touch technology in the bezel – so you don’t have to touch the display content to, e.g., scroll content or turn the page of an e-book
Research In Motion's stock (RIM) is up about 37 percent since the start of September, primarily because of its tablet device, due out in the first quarter. Yet the share rally may be overdone. Some analysts are warning that RIM's PlayBook may be late to the tablet race in a market led by Apple's (AAPL) iPad. "It'll be a modest seller, and the iPad will likely do 10 times as much," says Shaw Wu, an analyst at Kaufman Brothers in San Francisco who cut his RIM rating to "hold" in early November. Wu estimates that RIM will ship 1 million PlayBooks in 2011, at most.